Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Established 1899
Type Public
Veterinary school
Dean Bryan K. Slinker
Location Pullman, Washington, USA
Website www.vetmed.wsu.edu

The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is the veterinary school and one of the ten colleges of Washington State University. Established in 1899,it is the sole veterinary school in the state of Washington and one of the oldest in the United States. The college is located at the main campus in Pullman, Washington.


The Mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine is to provide exceptional:[1]

  • Professional veterinary medical education
  • Undergraduate, graduate, and resident education in the health sciences
  • Basic and clinical biomedical research
  • Public service through clinical care, diagnostic services, continuing education, and outreach


The College of Veterinary Medicine is organized into three departments, schools and units:[2]

  • Department of Veterinary Clinical Science
  • Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
  • Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
  • The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
  • The School of Molecular Biosciences
  • Center for Reproductive Biology


The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University offers a 4 year professional curriculum, graduate programs, internship and residency training and undergraduate programs.[3]

Professional program[edit]

A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in:

  • Veterinary Medicine

Undergraduate programs[edit]

A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics and Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience

Graduate programs[edit]

A Master of Science (MS) degree in:

  • Molecular Biosciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Veterinary Science

A Ph.D in:

  • Molecular Biosciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Veterinary Science

The college is fully accredited by four key national accrediting agencies:

  • The American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE)
  • The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC),
  • The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD),
  • The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).


The College of Veterinary Medicine has an abundant research that would benefit animal and human well being as well. In the fiscal year of 2006, the CVM had funded with more than $12.5 million in conducting research, that specialized in food-and water-borne diseases, neurobiology, cardiovascular medicine and physiology, immunology and infectious diseases, and microbial genomics and proteomics.[4]

Specific Programs include:

  • Agricultural Animal Health Program (AAHP)
  • Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST)
  • Bears: Grizzly Bear Heart Study
  • Equine Infectious Diseases Research Program
  • Neuroscience Programs
  • Taxonomic Database of Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory
  • Zoonoses Research


  1. ^ http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/aboutcvm/Brochure.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/aboutcvm/depts/index.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.catalog.wsu.edu/Catalog/PDF_Catalogs/Complete_Catalog_2013-14.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/research/

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